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PlantFiles: Colorado Spruce, Blue Spruce
Picea pungens 'Bakeri'

Family: Pinaceae (py-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Picea (PY-see-uh) (Info)
Species: pungens (PUN-gens) (Info)
Cultivar: Bakeri

2 vendors have this plant for sale.


20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Other details:
This plant is resistant to deer
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive braun06 On Dec 4, 2013, braun06 from Peoria Heights, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This blue spruce is among the best cultivars at holding blue color along with hoopsii. The leaves are longer than on most cultivars.

Positive RicksNursery On Jan 27, 2010, RicksNursery from Colorado Springs, CO wrote:

Your description of the plant appears to be clear, concise and accurate.

However, is it "Bakeri" or is it "Backeri"?

Neutral slyperso1 On Apr 26, 2008, slyperso1 from Richland, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

Bright blue foliage consistent throughout the length of each branch. Dense, narrow pyramidal form
Does best in rich, moist, well drained soil


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Peoria, Illinois
Yonkers, New York
Cincinnati, Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio

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